Childhood IBD increases risk of any cancer


eMediNexus    27 September 2017

Childhood onset inflammatory bowel disease IBD is associated with an increased risk of any cancer especially gastrointestinal cancers both in childhood and later in life suggests a study published online September 21 in the BMJ. Hazard ratios for any cancer were 2.6 in ulcerative colitis and 1.7 in Crohn s disease. The hazard ratio for gastrointestinal cancers was 18.0.

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